Police arrest sailor’s girlfriend for assaulting wife

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A 21-year-old lady, identified as Anyanwu Ugochi was on Friday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly assaulting a sailor’s wife, one Ada Anosike.

Ugochi is facing a one-count charge bothering on assault.

The prosecutor, Inspector Benedict Aigbokhan told the court that the defendant committed the offence on April 18, 2018 at about 6pm at No 37, Ashafa Street, Olodi-Apapa.

Ugochi allegedly slapped Ada, the sailor’s wife for confronting her in the sailor’s house at No 37, Ashafa Street, Olodi-Apapa.

According to Aigbokhan, the offence is punishable under section 172 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

The defence counsel told the court that the Ugochi is a girlfriend to the sailor. He added that the sailor had the intention of marrying her. He prayed the court to grant his client a very lenient bail because the matter is a family issue, which could be resolved amicably.

Magistrate K.A Ariyo granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety who must gainfully employed.

She adjourned the case till April 23, 2018 for mention.

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